The guest editorial below was written by Sen. Steve Hobbs and was published on May 21 in the Lake Stevens Journal. You can also read the article here.
A bill that will protect the privacy of Washingtonians who wish to keep their social media passwords to themselves and away from their employers was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Senate Bill 5211, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, would make it illegal for any employer or potential employer in the state to request a password or any related account information for the purpose of gaining access to any social networking site maintained by a current or prospective employee.
Current research indicates one in five veterans suffer from some type of behavioral health issue once they return to civilian life.
Which is why Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, sponsored Senate Bill 5797 which encourages the use of specialty courts in the state, with an emphasis on the use of Veterans Treatment Courts. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday.
Four bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, were signed into law Tuesday, headlined by Senate Bill 5568 which will help victims of domestic violence have fair and equal access to housing.
A pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, received near unanimous and bipartisan support Friday from the House of Representatives.
Senate Bill 5568, which ensures victims of domestic violence have fair and equal access to housing, cleared the House unanimously and now awaits the governor's signature. Senate Bill 5797, which encourages the use of specialty courts with an emphasis on the use of Veterans Treatment Courts, was amended and will return to the Senate for further consideration.
Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, said he was pleased Wednesday following the unveiling of the Senate's bipartisan transportation budget which included $25.8 million in improvements to the State Route 9 corridor.
"Anyone who uses SR 9 knows there is room for improvement," said Hobbs, vice co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. "This money will not only make those improvements, it will also lead to the creation of jobs and a quicker commute for thousands of people throughout Snohomish County."